Trobs: A new, semi-intelligent, mob.
Poll: Do you like Trobs?
Do you like Trobs? - Single Choice
- No! 2.3%
- Dont want. 1.7%
- Balancing issues/issues with drops. Post what you find wrong. 2.9%
- Sort of want. 24.6%
- Yes! 68.6%
Do you like Trobs? - Single Choice
Trobs would be distantly related to numerous species, most notably the troll and goblin, hence the name trob. They would be an indigenous form of life that would live in small burrows, mainly in grassy, hilly regions, but also in more wooded areas. They would spawn in light levels a bit below of sunlight, up to sunlight level.
So, how would they act?
They would be a species with less intelligence than either a goblin or a troll, but perhaps mildly more intelligent than a zombie. They would be a neutral mob that wanders around slightly shaded regions, and would not attack unless provoked. When you kill one, there is a chance that you will alert other trobs in the area, who will then organize a hunting party to attack you (As suggested by shodex). You will also aggro all the trobs in the immidiate vincity.
How does this add to the game?
Eh. It would be nice to be walking through a forest and have them aimlessly walking about. Plus, the addition of a new mob is always neat.
What would be my incentive to kill them?
Seeing as they are related to semi-intelligent species, they might have picked up something on their travels.
Here's the loot table:
15% Stick (can be seen equipped in trob's hand)
10% Pot/Pan (can be seen worn as a helmet on the trob.)(smeltable into iron)
5% Gold Watch (Now smeltable into gold)
5% (Random low value object worn on head. Such as sapling, bowl, etc.)
5% Random Wooden/Stone Tool (Anything that isn't a sword, wooden tools more common)
4.5% Iron bar
Anything else they do?
Yes. Smarter mobs have a dislike of trobs. Trobs have a knack of angering anything they get in the path of, either by mindlessly bumping into them, or intentionally provoking their wrath. Skeletons, and (if implemented) goblins, as well as anything of similar intelligence will attack them, and vice versa. It would be interesting if spiders hunted them too. Though, monsters like creepers, zombies, ect. wont care about trobs in the vincity. Having a trob in the area wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing.
Also, they wear pots and pans and buckets as armor, and wield clubs. As suggested by multiple people. Only occasionally though, trobs only wear armor in the first place because they though it looked shiny/odd, and few are proactive enough to use anything as a weapon, besides thrown rocks and sticks/random tools.
They would have the health of a sheep, or cow. So you get the picture of how difficult (or in this case, how easy) it is to kill them.
That sounds good. And I like the idea of rock throwing trobs. Sounds... proper, for trobs. Though I don't see trobs being smart enough to orginize hunting parties. That kind of thing could be left to goblins. They could all attack you if they see you murder one of their friends though.
It would be an interesting gameplay mechanic, being able to call the wrath of the trob onto myself. So I'll add it to the original post. Though i figured the red moon thing was kinda mystical, seeing as zombies don't usually group together.
Edit: Though i do agree that it might be a little generic of a model. Ima make some revised ones, i guess...
It kinda looks like a guy made of sand. I think he was referring, not so much to it looking a lot like an existing mob, but just the fact that it has no... art to it, for lack of a better word. It just looks like, well... a guy made of sand.
I've got no beef with some neutral mobs that only pick on you if you pick on them. How would neutral mobs like this work in peaceful, would they just not appear, or vanish as soon as you anger them, or appear as normal and hey-that's-not-very-peaceful-stop-bashing-my-head-in-please?
EDIT: Since zombie pig-men exist now, my last question has been answered.
now that I've slipped that silliness in, interesting suggestion. I'll keep an eye out for this one.
Om nom... Nom, nom.
Ah i see. Ill try to add some color to the "normal" trob, and make a new picture for the rock throwing one.
As for them being in peaceful, thats a good question. Id have it where either they don't attack you in peaceful, or not appear.
I'd imagine people breaking sand blocks for glass and have these randomly pop out and start screaming like a mandragora or something.
Anyway, great ida. Although they look more like sand creatures than forest ones.
"I am a floating tree with limbs living in Antarctica. Screw logic."-floatingmagictree
and yes, agree with katana, they look like sand monsters... maybe they could have streaks of the biome they are in?
green streak = forrest
yellow streak = desert
So they all look the same sorta, but they have differences according to biome (which adds a bit of camouflage)
Thanks, voicelessbard for the great avatar and sig! (search him in the MC forums)
Dont mind at all. You can use it in any game you like. And I've got a couple new concept models that ima edit in, you guys tell me what you prefer.
Edit: Here they are:
By balance, do you mean make it totally worthless?
*looks left, looks right*
Im not very good with names.
And not anything to do with the fact that when people misspell it, they say mah name
Also if more intellegent creatures were added such as goblins then have them move a little bit faster, have better drop rates, and possibly but unlikely, increase the chance of the majority that spawn to be ranged.
Yea, they could be carrying clubs, rocks to throw, or some random item. Seems right, for trobs. Though iron armor is kinda high tech for them. Maybe you could throw iron armor at one and it would put it on, but trobs are far too stupid to make iron armor to wear.
Yea, i was saying in the original post that they could drop pots and pans and random junk that you smelt into iron. That would be more fitting than them carrying random ingots of iron. They could also drop a golden watch or something to smelt into gold, and I would like a 0.1 percent chance to get a diamond from a trob.
If anything though, you would have to balance the class table with a good possibility to get a stick, or string, or rock or something, so they dont become the leading source to get iron.
Edit: By the way, a few posts up i had some new example models for trobs, tell meh which one you like better, or if you like the original one better.
Edit: But they are supposed to lack intelligence, not replace goblins and hob-goblins.